Renowned Southeast Asian boutique hospitality brand, X2 [Cross-To] Resorts, has officially launched its latest boutique resort, X2 Pattaya Oceanphere – a stylish all-pool villa retreat at Bang Saray Beach, a former pirate haven and traditional fishing community on Thailand’s idyllic Eastern Seaboard.
Accessible in just 1.5 hours by car or taxi from Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi Airport, X2 Pattaya Oceanphere is an enchanting destination for weekend breaks and international vacations. Nestled just 450 metres from the shoreline, where crystal clear seas gently lap golden sands, this sleek resort is suitable for couples, friends or families who want to experience design-led luxury in an authentic local ambience.
“X2 Pattaya Oceanphere is an exceptional addition to our portfolio and to Bang Saray, which is one of the most alluring stretches of coast on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard. This area’s fabled history as a pirate haven is perfectly complemented and contrasted by the cutting-edge chic and upscale amenities of X2. We look forward to welcoming guests to Bang Saray’s first all-pool villa resort and introducing a new era of world-class hospitality to this captivating destination,” commented Steve Lockhart, Cluster General Manager of X2 Pattaya Oceanphere and X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere.
“We are thrilled to open X2 Pattaya Oceanphere and bring our vision of a smart, stylish new property to life. Bang Saray is an authentic destination that captures the charm of a Thai coastal community. By blending this traditional ambience with contemporary design and world-class facilities, we are giving our guests exactly what they want – experiential stays that push the boundaries, while also embracing contemporary comfort and reflecting the spirit of the destination,” said Mr. Chanin Vanijwongse, Chief Executive Officer of Habitat Group, the hotel’s owner and developer.
The 59 pool villas at X2 Pattaya Oceanphere include a choice of one-, two- and four-bedroom options, designed in a unique geometric style that resembles rice terraces gently cascading towards the coast. Starting from 137 square metres in size, each villa comes fully equipped with spacious living areas, bathrooms, a kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows, an outdoor sala, terrace and private pool. The bedding in each room features state-of-the-art 37.5® Technology, which is designed to keep guests cool and comfortable by maintaining the body temperature at 37.5 degree throughout the night. The four-bedroom pool villas are perfectly suited to families and groups of friends.
Days at X2 Pattaya Oceanphere start with the signature X2 free-flow Champagne breakfast at Ocean Bistro, the bright all-day restaurant. This vibrant venue is set to elevate the standard of dining in Bang Saray, with a contemporary Asian and international à la carte menu that focuses on locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients, including the freshest seafood.
The resort’s spectacular rooftop pool is a sublime setting to chill out during the day, while Chili Blue, the pool bar, serves refreshing daytime drinks and stunning sunset cocktails, overseen by our resident mixologist. In-room dining is available and guests can also purchase ready-made dishes that they can reheat in the peace and privacy of their pool villa.
Visitors to Bang Saray can spend their days exploring the surrounding area, which is filled with cultural charm, natural beauty and modern attractions. With its unspoiled stretches of sand, this is an attractive destination for beach lovers. Once home to a legendary band of pirates, descendants of whom still live in the area today, Bang Saray presents an insight into Thailand’s rich coastal heritage. Guests can stroll along the sand and visit beach bars and seafood shacks, or visit Bang Saray Walking Street Market which sells genuine Thai products and handicrafts.
Away from the beach, guests can discover an array of activities including world-class water parks, championship golf courses, vineyards and botanical gardens. The rolling green hills are ideal for cycling, the azure sea is perfect for scuba diving, and the colourful nightlife of Pattaya is just a short drive away.
Part of BHMA Hotels and Resorts, X2 is an international lifestyle brand covering hotels, resorts, villas, branded residences and spas. With an emphasis on design, style and simplicity, the brand is unpretentious and understated, just like its customers. Following the launch of X2 Pattaya Oceanphere, there are now six X2 Resorts operating across Thailand, including X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort, X2 River Kwai Resort, X2 Kui Buri Resort, X2 Koh Samui Resort, and X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort. The brand also operates a collection of five villas and residences in Thailand and Australia.
X2 Resorts’ footprint will continue to expand later this year with the highly-anticipated launch of X2 Breakers Bali, marking the brand’s Indonesian debut. This is one of six projects in the pipeline, as X2 strengthens its portfolio in some of Asia’s most desirable destinations.
As well as being easy to reach from Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bang Saray is accessible via U-Tapao International Airport. Just 20 minutes’ drive from the resort, this rapidly expanding air hub offers direct flights from cities in Thailand, China, Malaysia and further afield. In the coming years, the development of a high-speed rail link along the Eastern Seaboard will further enhance connectivity in this up-and-coming destination.
Opening rates at X2 Pattaya Oceanphere start from just THB 7,415 per night. For more information and reservations, please visit x2resorts.com/resorts/pattaya-oceanphere.